# How do you simplify to tell whether the ratios #3/5, 5/3# form a proportion?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 1, 2018

They are not in direct proportion.

#### Explanation:

A proportion is a statement that two ratios are equal.

Fractions can be written as ratios.

Is

It should be obvious that these are not equal.

In a direct proportion, as one quantity increases, the other decreases.

The fractions

One is a proper fraction and the other is an improper fraction.